How Media Helped to Corrupt Science

academic freedom, Allysia Finley, Anthony Fauci, Ashley Rindsberg, Breakthrough Institute, China, City Journal, climate science, COVID-19, Emily Kopp, First Amendment, free speech, gain-of-function research, Internet, James B. Meigs, Jay Bhattacharya, media, Medicine, Mind Matters, News Media, Patrick Brown, Paul Thacker, science media, skepticism, Stanford University, Tablet, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan
Traditional popular media, science media, and science journalists have all helped create a situation where we can’t afford to Trust the Science! Source
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Listen: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya on COVID-19 as One of the Most Divisive Events in American History

Big Tech, Center for Disease Control, COVID-19, Culture & Ethics, factionalism, free speech, heterodoxy, Humanize, Jay Bhattacharya, lockdown, Medicine, National Bureau of Economics Research, pandemic, Podcast, Politics, public health, science, Stanford University, Wesley Smith, World Health Organization
Action was taken to suppress heterodox voices. Wesley Smith’s guest is one of those caught in this cultural oppression. Source
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Springtails: Wingless Arthropods that Can Fly

abdomen, Adrian Smith, Antarctica, Arthropoda, arthropods, biology, Collembola, Darwinism, Entognatha, etymology, Evolution, furcula, Georgia Tech, Hexapod Gap, hexapods, imitation, insects, Intelligent Design, Isotomurus retardatus, just-so stories, Latin, Namib desert, non-insects, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, PNAS, popcorn, Sandra Schachat, Science Uprising, South Korea, springtails, Stanford University, unfolding, Victor M. Ortega-Jimenez
The fossil record shows a “Hexapod Gap.” Unfortunately for Darwin, the two leading theories to explain the gap can be ruled out. Source
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Five Reasons Why AI Programs Are Not “Human”

adrenaline, algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Blake Lemoine, Boundaries of Humanity Project, computer science, Culture & Ethics, DNA, emotions, engineers, Feelings, free will, Google, human cells, imagination, Isaac Asimov, LaMDA, Language Model for Dialogue Applications, life, Love, machines, materialists, Neuroscience & Mind, René Descartes, self-awareness, sentience, software, soul, Stanford University, Three Laws of Robotics, toaster, Washington Post, William Hurlbut
A Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, mistakenly designated one AI program "sentient." Source
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Lateral Line: A “Sixth Sense” for Fish (And Other Cool Tricks)

Aquarium of the Pacific, biology, California, Coho salmon, electric eels, Electrophorus electricus, fish, Fish Cannon, Fraser River, hair cells, Intelligent Design, Jodie Rummer, John Oliver, Lake Malawi, lateral line, Life Sciences, Living Waters, Long Beach, marine biology, Moorpark College, Nature Communications, NOAA, Physical Review Letters, Science (journal), sensory cells, sixth sense, Stanford University, toxins, University of Florida, University of Minnesota, Usain Bolt, Whooshh Innovations, Wikipedia
What’s remarkable is that this organ constitutes an analog-to-digital converter, as pressure waves (analog) are converted to electrical signals. Source
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Yes, Ants Think — Like Computers

Agouti, agriculture, algorithm, ant colony, antennae, anternet, ants, Bert Hölldobler, biology, brains, capybara, castes, cities, computer, computer programmers, consensus-building, Deborah M. Gordon, division of labor, E. O. Wilson, eggs, evolutionary biologists, foraging, humans, Intelligent Design, language, larvae, leafcutter ants, mammals, neurons, neuroscience, Neuroscience & Mind, pheromones, pupae, slavery, Stanford University, superorganism, territorial wars, The Superorganism
Computer programmers have adapted some ant problem-solving methods to software programs (but without the need for complex chemical scents). Source
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